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The Great Escape: A Canadian Story

by Ted Barris

One night in 1944, eighty airmen escaped a German POW compound in Poland. The event became known as "The Great Escape." Ted Barris writes of the planners, task leaders, and key players in the escape attempt,...


The Fabulous History of the Dismal Swamp Company: A Story of George Washington's Times

by Charles Royster

From historian Charles Royster--winner of the Francis Parkman, Bancroft, and Lincoln prizes--comes the history of one of eighteenth-century America's most fantastic land speculation deals: William Byrd's scheme...


Dallas, November 22, 1963: From The Passage of Power

by Robert A. Caro

This account of the Kennedy assassination ("the most riveting ever," says The New York Times) is taken from Robert A. Caro's brilliant and bestselling The Passage of Power

Here is that tragic day in Dallas...


The Way of the World: From the Dawn of Civilizations to the Eve of the Twenty-first Century

by David Fromkin

How did we get here?

David Fromkin provides arresting and dramatic answers to the questions we ask ourselves as we approach the new millennium. He maps and illuminates the paths by which humanity came to its...


Honor's Voice: The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln

by Douglas L. Wilson

Abraham Lincoln's remarkable emergence from the rural Midwest and his rise to the presidency have been the stuff of romance and legend. But as Douglas L. Wilson shows us in Honor's Voice, Lincoln's transformation...


120 questions about ancient Egypt

by Raphaël Bertrand

120 questions about deities, geography, history of ancient Egypt.

The Author of this quiz teaches hieroglyphic egyptian, hieratic writing and history of ancient Egypt.


Thucydides

by Walter Robert Connor

This full-scale sequential reading of Thucydides' history of the Peloponnesian War will be invaluable to the specialist and also to those in search of an introduction and companion to the Histories. Moving beyond...


Lost Enlightenment: Central Asia's Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to Tamerlane

by S. Frederick Starr

In this sweeping and richly illustrated history, S. Frederick Starr tells the fascinating but largely unknown story of Central Asia's medieval enlightenment through the eventful lives and astonishing accomplishments...


Doctrine and Power: Theological Controversy and Christian Leadership in the Later Roman Empire

by Carlos R. Galvão-Sobrinho

During the fourth century A.D., theological controversy divided Christian communities throughout the Eastern half of the Roman Empire. Not only was the truth about God at stake, but also the authority of church...


Looking After Minidoka: An American Memoir

by Neil Nakadate

During World War II, 110,000 Japanese Americans were removed from their homes and incarcerated by the US government. In Looking After Minidoka the "internment camp" years become a prism for understanding three...


The War Game: Studies of the New Civilian Militarists

by Irving Louis Horowitz & Howard G. Schneiderman

Irving Louis Horowitz argues that those who protest the idea that war is a game do so on moral grounds that leave unanswered tough questions: What is the alternative to playing the game? What will become of...


Special Forces: A Guided Tour of U.S. Army Special Forces

by Tom Clancy & John Gresham

They are sent to the world's hot spots-on covert missions fraught with danger. They are called on to perform at the peak of their physical and mental capabilities, primed for combat and surveillance, yet ready...


Ironclad Captain: Seth Ledyard Phelps and the U.S. Navy, 1841 - 1864

by Jay Slagle

Seth Ledyard Phelps was of the Old Navy and the New. As a midshipman and junior officer he served under sail off West Africa, in the War with Mexico, and in the Mediterranean and Caribbean. As a senior office...


General Grant By Matthew Arnold: With a Rejoinder by Mark Twain

by John Y. Simon

"The editor has placed the dispute between Arnold and Twain in its historical perspective. The volume is especially significant because it adds a new dimension to Grant; it places him in relation to the literary...


Jews, Antisemitism, and the Middle East

by Michael Curtis

Will animosity towards Jews and the State of Israel never end? This book ventures to rectify the misrepresentations, propaganda, obsessions, and falsifications widely disseminated in the media and public discourse,...


A Working People: A History of African American Workers Since Emancipation

by Steven A. Reich

In A Working People, historian Steven A. Reich examines the economic, political and cultural forces that have built and broken America’s black workforce for centuries. From the abolition of slavery through...


Meet Me at Ray's: A Celebration of Ray's Place in Kent, Ohio

by Patrick J. O'Connor

Meet Me at Ray's celebrates more than seventy-five successful years (and counting) of Ray's Place, a restaurant and bar located near the Kent State University campus in Kent, Ohio. Once referred to as the place...


Missouri: A Bicentennial History (States and the Nation)

by Paul C. Nagel

Missourians could hardly have made a more appropriate decision than to name their capital city after Thomas Jefferson. A meeting-place of major rivers, Missouri became a gateway to the promised land--the beckoning...


Nevada: A Bicentennial History (States and the Nation)

by Robert Laxalt

Sagebrush and neon, shepherds and gangsters, a crossroads and a refuge, Nevada is a state that "didn't deserve to be." Through a turbulent history, Nevada has searched for an identity to call its own. How well...


Montana: A Bicentennial History (States and the Nation)

by Clark C. Spence

At three times the size of Pennsylvania, with a county bigger than the whole state of Connecticut, Montana is a large place, once described as "bounded on the west by the Japan current, on the north by the aurora...